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Bidwell Mansion

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Address: 525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3901
Phone Number: (530) 895-6144
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History great tour guide

Took the tour. Great California history. The tour guide was the best that we have had. Very detailed. She answered all the questions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
stella k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour. Great California history. The tour guide was the best that we have had. Very detailed. She answered all the questions.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visitors center is extremely informative, a mini "museum" itself. staff is excellent & very nice!!!! gift store inside as well. My teenagers loved the tour!

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another enchanting visit to the Bidwell Mansion and grounds! Cake & ice cream accompanied by orchestra music of the period! A perfect Chico day for this event! Re-enactments by local actors brought the mansion alive with talk of the times. A peak into John & Annie's life is always a treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great photo shooting for any seasons. Love the historic places and scene. Great for picnic and hang out. Love to visit it every time we passed by. Spooky but fun. Try going during Halloween..its even better design and decor.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the docent led tour. The tour guide was very educated about the history and answered all our questions.

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Thank Joan B
Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is always a great place to take kids. Went with my son's class. The picture of Bidwell follows when you walk. Very educational.

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The Bidwells were interesting leaders and pioneers in the Northern Sacramento area. The tour is very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Lots of serials to learn about this amazing home. Sits right on Chico campus and should not be missed if you are trying to get the "Chico vibe" worth a stop just to see the 200+ variety of trees

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Great tour provided by Park Ranger. Tour includes grounds and first and second floor. Victorian design many original items some from same time period.grounds include car garage. Very interesting exhibit. Close to csu Chico campus take a walk on campus later. Affordable and small gift shop.

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Bidwell Mansion lies at the center of Chico, the pride and joy of all. Its architectural design hearkens back to an age when land owners displayed their success with large mannors. The furnished mansion is on display, with a docent providing the historical backdrop. All in all, a very satisfying experience helping visitors relate to an elegant time.

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